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- Posted on Nov 24th 2011 4:00PM by Jenny Charlesworth
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Now the 99 percent can get fired up with 'Occupy This Album,' an environmentally-friendly digital release featuring musical heavyweights like Crosby and Nash, Devo, Lucinda Williams, Yo La Tengo, Toots and the Maytals and Third Eye Blind.
"The Occupation movement is really the voice of the people, it's an idea that's been a long time coming," said Graham Nash of the legendary group Crosby, Stills and Nash (and sometimes Young), as reported by CNN. "I fully support their non-violent protests against a system that is carefully crafted in favor of the rich one percent."
The star-studded benefit disc -- which will be available some time this winter -- also boasts a song by famed American documentarian and social activist Michael Moore as well as the drummers from Occupy Wall Street's former base in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park. According to 'Occupy This Album' producers, it will "provide an anthem and rallying cry for the protesters involved in the uprising."
"It's really going to be an amazing help for years to come," said Occupy Music's Jason Samel, who curated the comp and hopes to raise between $1-2 Million for the nonprofit Alliance for Global Justice, which will then distribute half of the funds to Occupy Wall Street with the remainder going towards other Occupy offshoots that apply for a grant.
A mix of live tracks and new songs, the album showcases material that was specifically recorded with the Occupy movement in mind, including Third Eye Blind's 'If There Ever Was a Time,' which you can check out below.